Hey ya’ll! It’s time for some more fun! This time, we’re going in a whole other direction. Photographing special events is a blast, so is capturing the love between a couple or family. I can’t even tell you how much fun boudoir shoots are!
At the start of this year, I decided that I would look for opportunities to shoot a wide range of photography in an effort to keep my creative mojo flowing and up to par and to do something different. I didn’t really have much intention of sharing most of what I shot, it was mainly for growth and my personal enjoyment. This little project started with photographing food, musicians of my hometown, Memphis, and a cute little Pug named Sable on the beach.
But there’s something that I’d been wondering about….What would it be like to shoot a Wedding? Well, I couldn’t very well show up to someone’s ceremony as an Uncle Bob. As a photographer, that would be the ultimate NO NO! I could seriously lose my cool points for that. So, what’s a girl to do? Attend a Styled Wedding and get my shoot on, that’s what! (and eat Wedding Cupcakes…but let’s talk about that later, ok?)
Earlier this year, The SoCal PhotogShootout Group really went all out and took a group of photographers through an entire Wedding day. It was a great opportunity to meet new people, hone my craft, try new equipment and make pictures of some really pretty shoes!
I know you’ll probably wonder where the reception images are. Let me tell what had happened. (You got your coffee or beverage of choice?) OK, see had happened was….
I walked into the ballroom where the goings ons were, there were all these “guests”, a table of gorgeous cupcakes, the lights were low and the DJ was playing “Daddy” by Beyonce as the “bride” and “father of the bride” danced while photographers made their pictures. Now, ya’ll know I love music and I pay attention to the words of songs. (This is a good time for me to tell ya’ll that I’m an Undercover Certified Sucker for Love and all things emotionally mushy.) So with all that going on, I simply forgot that this was a mock wedding and that I was supposed to be making my own pictures. Instead, I cried like the Undercover C.S.L. that I am. Maybe one day, I’ll get a chance to stretch beyond my boundaries again and get pictures of those dancing Wedding Shoes.
So tell me, what have you been pondering over? What motivates you to try something different? Could it be an ad in a fashion magazine, something you saw on TV, a song that really moved you or maybe something more abstract?
Special thanks to the vendors, models and leaders who helped make this happen.
Here’s the list of those fabulous Vendors in case something catches your eye.
Coordinator: Amanda Auer of In the Now Weddings www.inthenowweddings.com; Venue: Ron at the Romanesque Room www.castlecaterers.com; Florist: Honey and Poppies www.honeyandpoppies.com; DJ: Marcel Gonzalez FirstChoice Entertainment http://www.firstchoicedjs.com; Rentals: Town & Country www.townandcountryeventrentals.com; Catering: Jay’s Catering www.jayscatering.com; Venue Concierge: Mary Lallande www.venueconcierge.com; Bakery: Colette at Fancy That! Cupcakes 909.524.1864; Linens: Wildflower www.wildflowerlinens.com; Styling: Michelle Cunningham www.milaphotography.com; Hair/Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy & Becca www.kaceegeoffroy.com; Hair/Makeup: Alisha Baijournas www.vanitykillstudio.com; Specialty: Classic Party Rentals www.classicpartyrentals.com